Michael Jarmer: I met him when I was getting my MFA. Around the breakfast table at school we used to say “Michael Jarmer is fiction.” But he’s most profoundly a musician, recording in the Portland area since the late 1980s. He belongs to Veronica Lodge. A lodge is a group of people or bands each of whom dedicates one day of the month to write, record, and mix at least six and less than twenty songs in a twenty-four-hour period. Some of these songs end up on his albums.